Happy Halloween re-fashion: a bat wings cloak from a black skirt

by Ladulsatina
Happy Halloween re-fashion: a bat wings cloak from a black skirt

Giorgia wanted to make a bat costume for Hallowen this year and she’d have liked to sew bat wings up refashioning a black skirt of her mom. The skirt she gave her was perfect for this purpose, because it was a corduroy panelled skirt with a jersey band (unfortunately we didn’t think of taking pictures of the original skirt before starting to refashion it). The division in panels was perfect for the bat wings because the gored seams was already made.

Ladulsatina - Halloween refashion 2015: transforming skirt bat wings cloak - Back

Ladulsatina - Halloween refashion 2015: transforming skirt bat wings cloak - Back closed

At first we together unsewed one of the side seams from the hem to the jersey band. We turned the waist band in a collar. On the seam that join the band and the skirt we sewed a black elastic to gather the band/collar. In this way we turned it in a decorative piece and we made it more steady on Giorgia’s shoulders.

Ladulsatina - Halloween refashion 2015: transforming skirt bat wings cloak - Band collar front

Ladulsatina - Halloween refashion 2015: transforming skirt bat wings cloak - front

Ladulsatina - Halloween refashion 2015: transforming skirt bat wings cloak - band collar back

We used a round tray to round all the panels on the hem and we cut them. I finished them up with my overlocking machine and hemmed with a 1 cm seam allowance.

Ladulsatina - Halloween refashion 2015: transforming skirt bat wings cloak - round panels

In the end I sewed two panels up together on both sides (right and left) to make the sleeves. I sewed them from the hem to the elbow, in this way the cloak is simple and fast to wear.

Ladulsatina - Halloween refashion 2015: transforming skirt bat wings cloak - sleeves

Et voilà…here is our Halloween re-fashioned bat wings cloak. The job has been very simple and we managed to do it in two hours yesterday afternoon.

Happy Halloween!

Ladulsatina - Halloween refashion 2015: transforming skirt bat wings cloak

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4 comments

Draped in Cloudlets 31 Ottobre 2015 - 16:48

This is too darn cute and very well done (-:

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LaDulsaTina 6 Novembre 2015 - 23:30

Thank you so much!! :) We had a lot of fun making it!

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Debbie Heddle 2 Novembre 2018 - 11:15

There are no words to express this gorgeous peica of inititiatve. Im going through my Gothic phase atm, and would love a skirt / dress with bat panels.

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LaDulsaTina 14 Gennaio 2019 - 14:22

Thank you so much! :)

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